Panasonic introduced the Panasonic Toughbook S9, saying it's the world's lightest 12.1″ laptop with an integrated DVD drive. Powered by the Intel Core i5-520M vPro processor, delivering up to 11 hours of battery life with a standard battery and weighing 3.0 pounds.

Despite its widescreen LED display, the Toughbook S9 successfully survives drops of 12″ from any angle using the MIL-STD-810G drop procedure. The unique Panasonic spill-resistant keyboard design protects against liquid spills of up to 6 ounces (200 cc), and both the lid and base of the notebook are designed to withstand more than 220 lbs (100 kg) of pressure.

The Toughbook S9 offers a variety of embedded wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband technology from Qualcomm.

Panasonic Toughbook S9: Select Features and Specifications

  • Genuine Windows 7 (with XP downgrade option)
  • Intel Core i5-520M vPro Processor (2.4 GHz)
  • Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz
  • 3MB Intel Smart Cache
  • 320GB shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive
  • 2GB RAM (DDR3), expandable to 6GB
  • 12.1″ widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD display with LED backlighting
  • Anti-glare screen treatment
  • Up to 11 hours of battery life with standard battery (MobileMark)
  • 3.0 lbs
  • DVD super multi-drive
  • HDMI and VGA video outputs
  • Business-rugged
  • 30″ operating drop (to base only)
  • 26 sides 12″ drop (non-operating)
  • 220 lb compression-resistant
  • Magnesium alloy case
  • Spill-resistant keyboard/touchpad (protects against 6 ounces spills)
  • Embedded Connectivity
  • Optional integrated WWAN / Gobi2000 mobile broadband (EV-DO and HSPA)
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR (class 2)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional Integrated Security Features:
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 11.1″ (H) x 8.3″ (W) x 0.9-1.5″ (D)

Pricing and Availability
The Panasonic Toughbook S9 is available in the United States at an estimated street price of $2,499 from authorized Panasonic resellers and distributors.

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